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Grupo TeleCentro

Grupo TeleCentro

The main holding’s company is TeleCentro, a triple play services pioneer (paid content TV, internet access and fixed telephony) in Argentina. It has 7% of paid TV market share, with 850,000 subscribers, and is the only family company in the paid content TV market, which is dominated by multinational groups.

TeleCentro also includes news channel Canal 26, Music Top and Telemax, FM radio station Latina and online news portal diario26.com.ar.

The group's shareholders are Alberto Pierri (former President of the Argentinian Lower House and historic leader of Partido Justicialista in the Greater Buenos Aires area), his children, Silvina, Lisandro and Martín, and his nephew Sebastián, who works as CEO.

TeleCentro was created in the 1990s as a small group of media that broadcasted local content in La Matanza, the largest and most populated district in the Greater Buenos Aires area. Rapidly, Pierri transformed his media into a zonal TV system that started to grow by charging lower fees than those of its competitors, until it became a triple play provider multimedia group.

Although the group’s staff is estimated at over 900 workers, in 2013 the Argentinian Television Trade Union, SAT SAID, released a statement to Argentinian newspapers where it claimed that it had sued the company for outsourcing up to 80% of its service production.

Key facts

Mother Company

Telecentro

Business Form

Private

Legal Form

Joint stock corporation

Business Sectors

Paper industry; audiovisual production; advertising; telecoms

Ownership

Individual Owner

Pierri Family

Alberto Pierri is the controlling shareholder and founder of the group and all its companies. During Carlos Menem’s administration (1989–1999), Alberto Pierri was President of the Argentinian Lower House. From 1985 to 2001, he was a congressman for the Partido Justicialista. He is currently fully dedicated to TeleCentro.Valeria Pierri holds a top executive position in Telecentro and is a shareholder, as well as her brothers Lisandro and Martín. She divorced Fernando Guidi, one of the owners of Grupo Guidi, an official car dealership network, and Guidi Posta S.A., a company that outsourced infrastructure and TV OB vans, among other services, for Canal 26. Those operations are now conducted by Labor Corporativa S.A.

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Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other TV Outlets

Canal 26

Other Radio Outlets

FM Latina (101.1)

Other Online Outlets

Diario26.com.ar

Facts

Media Business

Telecoms

Telecentro S.A. (internet, paid-content TV, telephone)

Audiovisual production

Conectimax S.A.

Advertising

T-Play S.A.

Business

Paper industry

Papelera Tucumán S.A.

General Information

Founding Year

1990

Affiliated Interests Founder

Alberto Pierri

Controlling shareholder and founder of the group and all its companies. From 1985 to 2001, he was a congressman for the Partido Justicialista. During Carlos Menem’s administration (1989–1999), Alberto Pierri was President of the Argentinian Lower House.

Employees

940

Contact

Address: Avenida Brigadier Juan Manuel de Rosas 635, city of Buenos Aires

TE: (54 011) 4699 4751

Website: telecentro.com.ar

Tax/ ID Number

30-64089726-7

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

USD 348.8 million / $6,620,812,599

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

USD 65 million / $1,234,269,755

Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Management

Non-Executive Board

Rodrigo Mario Landaluce

President
Fernando Rubén Herrera

Permanent member of the board Jorge Alberto Mendez Valles

Other Influential People

Martín Pierri

Son of Alberto Pierri; he produces two shows for Canal 26, which is part of the holding.

Further Information

Data Publicly Available

ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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Meta Data

The number of employees does not include outsourced staff.
Net sales and revenue information were obtained from the balance sheet presented by the company on the closing date of the fiscal year, 6/30/2017.

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